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APPENDIX F 49 Selected Readings National Research Council, Committee on Vocational Education and Economic Development in Depressed Areas, Commission on Behavior- al and Social Sciences and Education. Education for Tomorrow's Jobs. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1983. A 116-page report containing an analysis of youth unemployment and recommendations for schools and industry to improve vocational education. Basic Skills in the U.S. Workforce. New York: Center for Public Re- sources, February 1983. This report outlines the fundamental skill competencies and learning deficiencies that exist today, as well as the danger of neglect. Solutions are offered for business, labor, and the schools. It contains 51 pages plus appendixes. Thomas R. Donahue et al. "The Future of Work," A Report by the AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work, August 1983. A 20- page report with appendixes, analyzing the impact of technology on employment in the future. Lynn Grover Gisi and Roy H. Forbes. "The Information Society: Are High School Graduates Ready?" Denver: Education Commission of the States, September 1982. An analysis of recent and projected changes in the U.S. economy and the impact on the labor force. It poses the question, "Are students prepared?" Richard Hulsart and Paul Bauman. Report of Results: Colorado Em- ployability Skills Survey. Denver: Colorado Department of Education, November 1983. Results of an extensive survey of employers to deter- mine which skills are in the most demand for entry-level jobs.

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50 APPENDIX F Hon. James B. Hunt, Jr. et al. Action for Excellence. Denver: Task Force on Education for Economic Growth, Education Commission of the States, June 1983. A 50-page booklet containing eight recommenda- tions for improving the quality of education. Leonard Lund and E. Patrick McGuire. The Role of Business in Precol- legeEducation. New York: The Conference Board, Inc., to be published in 1984. It describes the secondary school educational background that best suits business. Conference on Goals for Science and Technology Education Grades K-12. "A Revised and Intensified Science and Technology Curriculum Grades K-12 Urgently Needed for Our Future." Washington, D.C.: National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Math- ematics, Science and Technology, March, 1983. Recommendations for implementing a stronger mathematics and science curriculum.

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